Melinda is an educator and consultant who specialises in personal and team effectiveness, principally with senior executives and leadership teams. She is a facilitator and guest speaker in a variety of executive education programs in Australia, and has worked in Asia and the USA. She is a Director of Streamwise Learning and its Institute of Food and Grocery Management. She serves as a Facilitator, Faculty Adviser and is a Fellow of AICD as well as a member of the adjunct faculty at UNSW. She has previously held a number of senior executive roles including National Director of Business Development and Marketing for Deloitte.
Melinda's board experience includes current roles as Chair of CuriousWorks, Director of HCA Philanthropy and Director of PTTR (Paint the Town REaD, an early childhood literacy organisation). She has previously held director roles with HeartKids NSW, the Quest Foundation, the Union University & Schools Club and Indigenous Community Volunteers where she was Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Australian Human Resource Institute and the Harvard Club of Australia.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Design, magna cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati, an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a PhD from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW) for research in the field of corporate governance. Her doctoral thesis focused on the dimensions of board structure and director networks that impact firm performance.
AICD has recently published Melinda’s book, co-authored with Bob Selden, entitled: Setting the Tone From the Top –how director conversations shape company culture.